Skip to main content

Buildings and campus collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01-E

About the collection

This collection consists of materials documenting the development of the Connecticut College campus, including architectural plans, correspondence, financial information, fundraising, grant applications, building specifications, planning records, and press coverage. Of particular note is a series of correspondence between early College administrators, trustees, and architects regarding the planning and opening of the College (see Series I: Campus planning).

This collection is an artificial collection. Some material was collected by Gertrude Noyes in preparation for her manuscript, A History of Connecticut College (1982). Additional material was collected by various College departments over several decades. Significant correspondence was generated by many college presidents and was collected and arranged in this collection.

Dates

  • 1915 - 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Please see Archivist for access to the inventories for Series III. Architectual drawings.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (18 boxes) : plus oversized architectural drawings

Overview

An artificial collection of material documenting the development of the Connecticut College campus, including architectural plans, building specifications, correspondence, fundraising material, and planning records.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series.
  • Campus planning, 1911-2000
  • Building files, 1913-2015
  • Architectural drawings
  • Series I is arranged chronologically. Series II has additional subseries aranged alphabetically by building name and then chronologically.

    Processing Information

    Organized by Rebecca Parmer in 2016
    Title
    Guide to the Buildings and Campus Collection, 1911-2015
    Status
    Completed
    Author
    processed by Rebecca Parmer; revised and migrated into ArchiveSpace in 2019 by Christian Salguero.
    Date
    2015
    Description rules
    dacs
    Language of description
    English

    Revision Statements

    • 2019: Revised and migrated into ArchiveSpace by Christian Salguero.

    Repository Details

    Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

    Contact:
    Conecticut College
    270 Mohegan Ave
    New London CT 06320 United States
    860-439-2686